Editing Videos With Sorenson Squeeze

Posted by Derrick on November 22, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Editing videos with Sorenson Squeeze is a little different from editing using a non-linear editor. When you’re using Squeeze you really only trim your videos by selecting your start and end points of when your video will end. This is similar to selecting an in and out point in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Avid. Sorenson Squeeze gives users the ability to encode to formats such as H.264, Windows Media, VC-1, QuickTime, WebM, Flash and many other formats. What’s great about compressing videos with Squeeze is you can add Fade In and Fade Out filters to your encoding tasks. Sorenson Squeeze has many of filters that you can use to adjust your video encoding output files. If you’d like to learn how to encode and trim videos with Squeeze attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training.

Give us a call to sign up to attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Trainings On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student. You can also call for video or audio encoding consulting if you’re not interested in one of the trainings.

1-Day Sawmill Professional Training

Posted by Derrick on September 3, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary: This Sawmill Professional training is designed to teach you how to take advantage of one of the best tools for analyzing log files.  With this tool you can analyze log files from Streaming Servers, Web Server, Apache Servers, Firewalls, FTP servers and many other devices. You’ll learn great tips for unlocking all the great features of Sawmill Professional by turning hard-to-read logs into easy-to-read tables. Our Certified Instructor will teach you how to process your log files. Learn how to resolve domain names, create custom reports, filter out unimportant database fields and gather data from specific cities and states. This training will also teach you other invaluable topics on log file analysis . When providing streaming videos on-line it’s important to be able to justify the need for streaming services to CEOs, Supervisors, Marketing Managers, TV Station Managers and other Professionals. Sawmill Professional helps you do that by providing detailed information about viewers, bandwidth usage, errors, most popular viewing days and many other items.  This class is available In-class, On-site and On-line.  Contact us at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more details about this training class.

In this training students will also learn:

  • How to Create Customized Reports
  • How to Resolve Domain Names
  • How to View Session Paths
  • Where to Locate Web Server and Streaming Server Log Files
  • How to Analyze Web Server and Streaming Server Log files
  • How to Analyze Apache Server, Firewall and FTP Server Log files
  • How to Use Filters for Remove Unwanted Data in a Report
  • How to Process Specific Time periods

Cost: $790
Class is available for Mac and PC platforms

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Featured Software for Class

Class Overview

1. Sawmill Set-up

This portion of the class will walk students through the process of setting up Sawmill Professional. Students will learn how to set up Profiles for various log types. You’ll learn how to add additional users, specify the folders where your log files are located and how to add DNS information to resolve Domain Names. This portion on the class will also teach you how to add a customized name for a report.

2. Interface Overview

Get a feel for the Sawmill landscape as you learn where the most important interface items are located. This training module unlocks details about all the key areas that you’ll use in building your reports. You’ll learn about items such as: View Reports,View Config, Users, More Options, Log Filters, Admin, Database Info and other items.

3. Locating Web Server and Streaming Server Log Files

Before you can analyze your log files you have to first be able to find them. In this training you’ll learn where to find log files for a Web Server, Windows Media Streaming Server, Quicktime streaming Server and Wowza Flash Streaming Server.

4. Processing Web Server Logs

During this training you’ll learn how to set up your profile for performing log file analysis of Web Server log files. In addition to learning how to process files from a web server you’ll also learn about the available database fields that can be found when processing web server logs.

5. Processing Streaming Server Logs

You’ll learn how to set up your profile for performing log file analysis of Streaming Server log files. In addition to learning how to process files from a streaming server you’ll also learn about the available database fields that can be found when processing streaming server logs. You’ll also learn about the differences in information found on a web servers and streaming servers.

6. Processing Apache Server Logs

Sawmill Professional is great for processing Apache Server log files. Learn how to create reports that contain Hits, Pageviews, Spiders, Worms, Errors and other data. You can also gather information on the Web Browsers and Operating Systems your viewers use. This class will teach you how to gather information about Authenticated Users, Search Engines, Referrers, Broken Links and Server Responses.

7. Processing Firewall Logs

This portion of the training will teach you how to create reports using your Firewall log files. You’ll learn how to gather important information about who is attempting to connect to your server. In the class, we’ll create reports that provide information on Source IP Addresses, Destination IP Addresses, Source Ports, Destination Ports, and Session details.

8. Processing FTP Server Logs

In this training module, our Certified Instructor will show you how to create detailed reports for activity occurring on your FTP server. Your report will include details on User Names, File Types, Client IPs, Sessions, and Errors. These reports are great for making sure only authorized users are connecting and downloading files.

9. Resolving Domain Names

In your reports under Client IPs with the default settings, your IP Addresses will be displayed in tables only as numbers unless you resolve the Domain Names. You’ll learn where to add you DNS information so that when you create you reports you can see the Domain that viewers are coming from. This is an extremely valuable feature of Sawmill Professional.

10. Utilizing Filters

It’s great to take advantage of using filters in Sawmill Professional. With filters you can choose not to include certain database fields and items in your report. For example, if you don’t want to include a certain Domain Name or IP Address in your report you can make sure the information doesn’t get included by using a filter. In this part of the class you learn about all the great tasks you perform by applying filters.

11. Creating Customized Reports

If you have specific information that you would like to get out of your report on a regular basis, you can create a Customized Report. You can name the report and only include those items that you’re interested in. You can even take your Customized Reporting to a whole new level by adding a Menu Item name on the left hand sidebar. This is an amazing feature and our 1-Day Sawmill Professional training class will teach attendees how.

12. Understanding Session Paths

Viewing Session Paths is one of the coolest features of Sawmill Professional. This is a very important feature that Marketing departments might be interested in. Learn how to view session paths in this training module. What’s unique about viewing Session Paths is that you can see which videos users are viewing and then see where they go after viewing one particular video. This is helpful because you can see the activity of your  streaming viewers after they view certain videos.

13. Getting City, State and Country Demographics

Users can process web server and streaming server log files right down to the City to get the information they need. If you have specific cities that you want to target with a streaming media campaign, you can see if your videos are being viewed by individuals in those particular cities. Let this class show you how to get statistics on cities as well as states and countries.

Sawmill Professional can also process Microsoft Exchange Server, McAfee, Cisco, Coldfusion, Interscan, NetGear, Novell, Oracle, Symantec, Watchguard, and Windows Event logs. In total the application supports 819 log formats.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Sawmill Professional Trainings On-line, On-site or in Columbus, Ohio.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training

Posted by Derrick on September 2, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:

This Sorenson Squeeze training is designed to give you a better understanding of Sorenson Squeeze and help you with future encoding projects. Sorenson Squeeze is one of the best kept secrets and this class will help you unlock its many benefits. In addition to learning about the Sorenson Squeeze 9 interface, students will learn about the different video input options, how to compression to various formats, how to compress content for iOS Devices, how to adjust compression settings and the process for encoding to tablets. Our Sorenson Squeeze 9 Training class is available In-class, On-site or On-line.  This class is great for Videographers, IT professionals, Video Editors, Producers and other Professionals. Contact us at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more details about this training class.

In this training students will also learn:

  • How to encode to QuickTime, WebM, Flash, Windows Media, VC-1 and H.264
  • How to encode Real-time and Downloadable streaming videos
  • The process for encoding numerous videos using Watch Folders
  • How to FTP output files to a Streaming Server or a Web Server
  • How to set-up filters for encoding projects
  • How to encode for Adaptive Streaming

Cost: $790
Class is available for Mac and PC platforms

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • HTML and HTML5 Streaming Templates
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Featured Software for Class

Sorenson Squeeze 9

Class Overview

1. Interface Overview

Your instructor will show you the different features of the interface to get you familiar with the Sorenson Squeeze. This part of the class will cover Video Input, Filters, Format & Compression Setting, Batch Tree, Details, Sorenson 360, Publishing, and Preview Windows.

2. Video Input Options

For this training module you will learn how to use the different video input options. Learn how to input stand-alone videos, use watch folders and capture video all within the Squeeze application. You can input several stand-alone videos for batch encoding or encode a large amount of videos for hands-free encoding.  Capturing videos from a video camera or video deck with Sorenson Squeeze 9 is one of the application’s greatest benefits. Learn how this is done in this portion of the class.

3. Encoding Downloadable Streaming Videos

You will encode videos for downloadable streaming in formats such as: QuickTime, H.264, Windows Media, WebM and Flash. This part of the class will teach you how to get the quality you desire for your downloadable streaming videos by teaching you how to adjust the various Format & Compression Settings for your desired format in Sorenson Squeeze 9. Learn how to take a compression preset and customize it for better quality.

4. Encoding Real-time Streaming Videos

Learn how to encode QuickTime and H.264 videos for a Streaming Server.  You will also learn how to encode Windows Media, and Flash videos for real-time streaming.  This portion of the class will inform you on different tools to use when compressing your videos for Streaming Servers.

5. Format and Compression Settings

This training module will cover the details of adjusting the different presets under the Format and Compression Settings. Learn how to set parameters such as: Data rate, Sample Size, Sample Rate, Encoding Method, Frame Size, Frame Rate and Key Frame Every. This portion of the class will help demystify many of the compression settings in Squeeze.

6. Working with Filters

You will learn how to adjust your filters for your compression projects. Learn when to use Deinterlace, Noise Reduction, Normalize Audio, Hue, Brightness, Contrast, and Cropping filters.  You will learn how to apply filters to your videos as well as specifying a default filter for all compression jobs.

7. Encoding for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch)

Students will learn how to compress video content for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using Sorenson Squeeze 8.5. Participants will learn how to adjust their compression settings to get high quality results using the proper compression profile. Attendees will also learn the best frame sizes and data rates to use when delivering to Apple devices. The instructor will also share with students how these videos can be delivered on the Wowza Media Server.

8. Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

The industry has been revolutionized with the emergance of adaptive streaming. Now instead of users needing to choose at data rate when watching on-line videos, they can be automatically directed to the proper data rate for their bandwidth connection. One of the most important items to allow this experience to work is proper encoding, since you’ll have to encode to several data rates for each video. By taking this class, students will become very comfortable with preparing for adaptive delivery.

9. Encoding for Tablets

In this portion of the training class you’ll learn the the process for compressing your videos to tablets such as Samsung, Galaxy, Amazon Kindle Fire and others. You’ll understand data rates, frame sizes and other settings that can be used for video delivery to tablets. Our instructor will give you a better understanding of how to prepare your video content for these types of devices.

10. Encoding for Mobile Devices

With so many mobile devices available today, it’s essential to know how to prepare streaming content for these devices. Many individuals usually spend hours trying to understand how to get videos to playback on the various devices properly. This training module will get you familiar with things quickly and will allow you to be comfortable with encoding to Android devices and the many other smartphones available on the market today.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Sorenson Squeeze Trainings.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.